All alumni, parents and friends are invited join us for an exciting evening as we combine our annual Spring Speaker Event with our Accepted Students Party!
The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp where all will have an opportunity to meet our newly accepted students and their parents. We’ll share our best and most memorable University experiences as they make their final college decisions.
Our distinguished speaker from UVA is guest lecturer Coy Barefoot, an author and recognized expert on Thomas Jefferson. We will all have a chance to meet and talk with Coy before he takes front and center stage!
We hope you’ll join us for a great evening and the chance to meet our great new students! Appetizers and valet parking will be available.
Free for accepted students and their families; otherwise, $25 per person
Questions? Contact Pam Calary (CLAS ’84) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Coy Barefoot:
Coy Barefoot is best-selling and award-winning author, historian, and media personality. His books include Thomas Jefferson on Leadership and The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia, which won the 2003 Nall Prize for Outstanding History. He is the Host and Executive Producer of “The Coy Barefoot Program” (weekly on ABC16 in Charlottesville and WVPT-PBS across much of Virginia), and “Inside Charlottesville” radio. He has helped to create the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia (mediandcitizenship.org). In 2015 his work was recognized by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters as the Best News Reporting in the state. Thanks to a grant from The Jefferson Trust and generous alumni, Coy is currently engaged in building The Corks and Curls Online Museum, a virtual museum about the history of UVA and Charlottesville. He is also engaged in a four-year project to archive 300 videotaped oral history interviews with people from throughout the Charlottesville community. An 11th generation Virginian, Coy studied at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and did his graduate work at the University of Virginia, where he earned his MA in Media Anthropology.